Judges 2:3
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And I have also said, 'I will not drive them out before you; they will become traps for you, and their gods will become snares to you.'"

King James Bible
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

Darby Bible Translation
Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be [scourges] in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.

World English Bible
Therefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be [as thorns] in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare to you."

Young's Literal Translation
And I also have said, I do not cast them out from your presence, and they have been to you for adversaries, and their gods are to you for a snare.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I will not drive them out from before you - Their transgressions, and breach of the covenant, were the reasons why they were not put in entire possession of the promised land. See note at the end of this chapter, Judges 2:23 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

I also said

Judges 2:21 I also will not from now on drive out any from before them of the nations which Joshua left when he died:

Numbers 33:55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass...

Joshua 23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you...

their gods

Judges 3:6 And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods.

Exodus 23:33 They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me: for if you serve their gods, it will surely be a snare to you.

Exodus 34:12 Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you go...

Deuteronomy 7:16 And you shall consume all the people which the LORD your God shall deliver you; your eye shall have no pity on them...

1 Kings 11:1-7 But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians...

Psalm 106:36 And they served their idols: which were a snare to them.

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A Summary of Israel's Faithlessness and God's Patience
'And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. 2. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? 3. Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Judges.
Judges 1; 1 Sam. 7. The Characteristics of the Times. This is a period of transition for Israel Nothing was quite certain, and "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (17:6). In consequence of this there was lack of organization, cooperation or leadership. While we do not have all the history covered by the period and while we do not easily understand or explain its events, it is clear that things did not run smoothly. In Judges 2:16-19 the author gives a vivid picture of the conditions
Josiah Blake Tidwell—The Bible Period by Period

Cross References
Exodus 23:33
Do not let them live in your land or they will cause you to sin against me, because the worship of their gods will certainly be a snare to you."

Numbers 33:55
"'But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land, those you allow to remain will become barbs in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will give you trouble in the land where you will live.

Joshua 23:13
then you may be sure that the LORD your God will no longer drive out these nations before you. Instead, they will become snares and traps for you, whips on your backs and thorns in your eyes, until you perish from this good land, which the LORD your God has given you.

Judges 2:4
When the angel of the LORD had spoken these things to all the Israelites, the people wept aloud,

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